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Old 4th Nov 2019, 10:22 pm   #1
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Default Vintage Bauhaus Designed speakers

Has anyone seen these speakers before, interested to understand their age and sound quality if I get them working
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 11:07 pm   #2
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Default Re: Vintage Bauhaus Designed speakers

Looking at the size, I wouldn't expect any better than small computer speaker or middling size sixties transistor radio sound quality.


As loudspeakers I would say style took precedence over function and looking at the small label price over common sense!
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 2:17 pm   #3
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Default Re: Vintage Bauhaus Designed speakers

Those are Bostedt Super Bend-made in Sweden.
Woofer Kef B110-ever heard of it?
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 3:01 pm   #4
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Default Re: Vintage Bauhaus Designed speakers

The B110 is a very reputable driver, though it normally is found in concert with a tweeter.

The base of those pipes is going to have quite a bit of weighting in order for it to not fall over on its nose.

Speaker design involves a lot more than bunging a good driver in a bit of bent pipe. Unless a very good job has been done in terms of tweeter, porting, damping the result would not be good. Even with the best design, the limited volume will limit the results. A competently done computer speaker may well be better.

One for the older generation hipsters, I think.

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Old 5th Nov 2019, 3:29 pm   #5
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design from 1974. I very much doubt there is any Bauhaus in them. 50 is nearer the mark. tweeter mounted in front of the B110, it's not going to sound great
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I thought Bauhaus was form fits function, there are more form fits fashion. I would have them at 3.50 for display only.
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Sounds like they're a bit bigger than I thought. So not quite so tinny sounding, then.


The drivers would be worth putting into decent enclosures, stuff anything that fits into the bent pipes and use them as ornaments
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